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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section I. Affections in General
Section IV. Possessive Relations
 
822. Sensibility.
 
  
NOUN:SENSIBILITY, sensibleness, sensitiveness; moral sensibility; impressibility, affectibility; susceptibleness, susceptibility, susceptivity; mobility; vivacity, vivaciousness; tenderness, softness; sentimentality, sentimentalism.
  excitability [See Excitability]; fastidiousness [See Fastidiousness]; physical sensibility [See Physical Sensibility]; sensitive plant.
  SORE POINT, sore place; quick, raw; where the shoe pinches.
  
VERB:BE SENSIBLE &c. adj.; have a tender, - warm, - sensitive- heart; be all heart.
  take to heart, treasure up in the heart; shrink, wince, blench, quiver.
  “die of a rose in aromatic pain” [Pope]; touch to the quick; touch -, flick one- on the raw.
  
ADJECTIVE:SENSIBLE, sensitive; impressible, impressionable; susceptive, susceptible; alive to, impassionable, gushing [colloq.]; warm-hearted, tender-hearted, soft-hearted; tender, soft, maudlin, sentimental, romantic; enthusiastic, impassioned, highflying, spirited, mettle- some, vivacious, lively, expressive, mobile, tremblingly alive; excitable [See Excitability]; oversensitive, without skin, thin-skinned; fastidious [See Fastidiousness].
  
ADVERB:SENSIBLY &c. adj.; to the quick, on the raw, to the inmost core.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Mens æqua in arduis.
  2. Let the galled jade wince.—Hamlet
  3. The bravest are the tenderest.—Taylor
  4. If she could weep, they said, She could love, they said.—Dunsany

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